Atlanta artist Vince Zangaro cannot help but mix his music and love of it with personal missions. Zangaro is passionate about the part music can play as a leveler and healer and how it helps communicate complex social issues and situations to those willing to listen.
“It truly amazes me what the gift of song can give to others if you just give listeners your honesty and heart.” says Zangaro, of his evolving music path. “I take care of my father. He has Alzheimer’s. And as his disease has progressed, so have I. I’ve made inroads into being a better writer, musician and man. I’m finally becoming proud of the music that I create because it affects people in profound ways. It can actually affect change for the better.”
Zangaro admittedly didn’t start out playing music to touch hearts and influence thoughts. “I started taking piano and keyboard lessons in 5th grade from renowned musician Peggy Still. Theory was not my strong suit, and she saw almost instantaneously that writing was my gift.” Zangaro laughs as he continues.“ But for me, at seventeen, it was just a way to be popular with girls and do all the other things musicians can get away with just because they’re musicians!” Zangaro’s high school band, This and That, were local scene favorites in the mid 90s and routinely co-headlined clubs like The Roxy, The Masquerade and Cotton Club. After the band broke up, Zangaro picked up an acoustic guitar and taught himself to play.